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Five Things I Wish I Knew Before I Went to Uni

Jo Davidson

You’ve slogged your way through secondary school and managed to achieve the necessary grades for your chosen university. Now you’re holding your acceptance letter! Congratulations! You can already picture yourself walking through those wide hallowed halls of knowledge, socialising with your new friends, and finally, wearing that coveted cap and gown ready to walk up the stairs… But wait a minute, …

Choosing a student bank account

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Ok so you’ve got your uni choices, you’ve got your accommodation, you’ve even been to Paperchase and bought 5 pencil cases, a range of notebooks and a novelty paperweight for your desk, but you’re forgetting the most important thing: your student bank account. Millions of pounds locked away in massive vaults, men in posh suits, …

Essential Equipment for a Student Kitchen

Setting up a student kitchen is always a mixed bag. Flatmates come in with whatever they managed to scrounge from home, or with lovingly gifted appliances parents think will be put to use, and end up being traded in for a 24 pack of beer. Of course, resourceful students can make do with only a …

National Fish & Chip Day 2017

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It’s National Fish & Chip Day! For the second year one of Britain’s favourite meals is being celebrated, bringing together those heroes of frying who serve up one of the tastiest treats to emerge from our shores. Fish and chips is more than a national dish, it’s rooted deep in our national identity. Ask any …

Walk This Way – Reasons to get walking

May is National Walking Month which is a national campaign urging people to hang up the car keys, put down the bus pass, lock-up the bike and experience the many benefits that walking can bring. Get healthy! Walking is a gentle, low impact form of exercise that can be easily incorporated into your daily routine …

Mental Health:  Getting help  

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Being at university can bring with it many pressures. In addition to coursework challenges and the stress of exams there are often financial strains, relationship difficulties, pressure from family, homesickness and many other demands! It’s completely normal to feel down, stressed and anxious from time to time, and you’re not alone with 78% of students …

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